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  • Children Who Killby Carol Anne Davis

    Allison & Busby 2014; US$ 3.99

    Why would two young boys abduct, torture and kill a toddler? What makes a teenage girl plot with her classmates to kill her own father? Society regards children as harmless - but for some the age of innocence is shortlived, messy and ultimately murderous. Mary Bell, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables are infamous for their crimes against other children,... more...

  • Childhood, Youth, and Social Work in Transformationby Lynn M. Nybell; Jeffrey J. Shook; Janet L. Finn

    Columbia University Press 2008; US$ 69.99

    Social workers today not only face competing claims concerning the rights and needs of children and youth, but they also confront contradictions between policy and practice. Social workers are expected to fight for the best interests of the child, even though financial support for children's welfare and education grows scarce. They are asked to save... more...

  • Scandalous Politicsby Juliet F. Gainsborough

    Georgetown University Press 2010; US$ 28.95

    Little work has been done to systematically analyze how high-profile incidents of child neglect and abuse shape child welfare policymaking in the United States. In Scandalous Politics , Juliet Gainsborough presents quantitative analysis of all fifty states and qualitative case studies of three states (Florida, Colorado, and New Jersey) that reveal... more...

  • A Child's Journey Through Placementby Vera I Fahlberg

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2012; US$ 24.95

    The classic child welfare text on understanding the experience of children in an out of home placement and how to help them. It explains relevant psychological theory and provides practical guidance on how to provide the best care. Case studies and exercises feature throughout. more...

  • O'Hara's Fundamental of Criminal Investigationby DeVere Woods

    Charles C Thomas 2013; US$ 59.95

    Charles and Gregory O’Hara’s Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation has served as the “Bible” of criminal investigation for many years. The author of this new edition has prepared this text for a new generation of criminal investigators in such a way that they will learn what is meant by a complete investigation and acquaint themselves... more...

  • Evaluating Police Tacticsby J. Pete Blair; M. Hunter Martaindale

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 20.95

    The approach that should be used by law enforcement officers in order to safely and effectively enter a room is a point of contention among many police trainers. Based on five experiments conducted over a two-year period, Evaluating Police Tactics demonstrates that the conventional wisdom is not optimal. Using the scientific method to systematically... more...

  • The Punishment Imperativeby Todd R. Clear; Natasha A. Frost

    NYU Press 2013; US$ 25.00

    Over the last 40 years, the US penal system has grown at an unprecedented rate?five times larger than in the past and grossly out of scale with the rest of the world. In The Punishment Imperative, eminent criminologists Todd R. Clear and Natasha A. Frost argue that America?s move to mass incarceration from the 1960s to the early 2000s was more than... more...

  • Policing, Ethics and Human Rightsby Peter Neyroud; Alan Beckley

    Taylor and Francis 2001; US$ 46.95

    Ethical and human rights issues have assumed an increasingly high profile in the wake of miscarriages of justice, racism (Lawrence Inquiry), incompetence and corruption - in both Britain and overseas. At the same time the implementation of the Human Rights Act 1998 in England and Wales will have a major impact on policing, challenging many of the assumptions... more...

  • Crime Fighting and Crime Preventionby Infobase Publishing

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    Before a crime is ever committed, law enforcement officials try to prevent lawbreaking by enacting policies and safeguards. Crime Fighting and Crime Prevention provides a clear look at the efforts of law enforcement agencies and civilians to control and prevent crimes. The various crime-prevention techniques covered range from computer databases that... more...

  • Probing into Cold Casesby Ronald L. Mendell

    Charles C Thomas 2009; US$ 47.95

    The investigative experience offers many challenges in reconstructing past events and in discovering the persons, entities, and organizations involved in a crime or a civil wrong. The discussion begins with explaining the nature of cold cases and the major problems associated with these investigations. A cold case investigation progresses from the... more...